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Mirabeau Park Hotel plots course to rise above pandemic

The Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center was on track for one of its most successful years ever when the hospitality industry was derailed by a worldwide pandemic....

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VATA7 lights its path forward

Brian Jon Garvey seems to have a knack for turning life’s “light bulb moments” into innovative business ventures. The 55-year-old former Navy frogman is the CEO and founder of VATA7 Inc., a Spokane-based startup that creates motorcycle gear...

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Startup Spokane retools, plans library partnership

After a period of dormancy, StartUp Spokane is gearing up to return to action by expanding its services and partnering with Spokane Public Library. ...

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Sports Scope racks up points with streaming service

When high school football is responsible for 95% of your annual sales revenue and a global pandemic halts play across most of the U.S., what do you do? Launch a new project to generate revenue, despite limits and restrictions under which games are...

Gonzaga endeavors to advance entrepreneurship

With more than two decades of experience developing leaders through the Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, Gonzaga University is doubling down on preparing innovators in business, engineering, and science with a $49.7 million investment...

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In Charge: More electric vehicle charging stations planned in Spokane

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council, in partnership with several Spokane-based agencies, plans an electric vehicle infrastructure overhaul that will grow substantially the current number of charging stations in the county over the next few years. ...

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Northside Landfill removed from Superfund Site list

The old 345-acre Northside Landfill, once the site of the largest garbage disposal operation in Spokane County, reached a milestone late last year as it was declassified as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund Site and removed from the age...

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Cleanup options aired for Freeman grain facility

The Washington state Department of Ecology is seeking public input through Feb. 2 on proposed multimillion-dollar plans to clean up contamination at the grain elevator in the Freeman area, about 13 miles south of Spokane Valley....

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Kvinna breast imaging clinic to launch

A clinic opening next month in Liberty Lake offers a type of breast cancer detection using ultrasound technology that has been approved as an adjunct to traditional mammography. ...

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Alcohol use rises among women during pandemic

A recent report revealing a sharp increase in women’s consumption of alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic comes as no surprise to Colonial Clinic co-owner Huston Stolz....

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